Timbaland Team Timbo, Tim, Tim Baland, Timbalan, Timbalin, TimbelandHip-hop producer Tim "Timbaland" Mosely began honing his craft at age 19 under the tutelage of Jodeci soundman DeVante Swing. Eventually he hooked up with Missy Elliott, Playa, Ginuwine and Magoo, forming the hip-hop production crew, Da Basement. In 1996, the collective produced Ready for the World's track "Love You Down," which appeared on the Nutty Professor soundtrack. Timbaland worked prolifically from 1996 to 1998, with credits including Ginuwine (The Bachelor), Missy Elliott, Aaliyah and Timbaland & Magoo. All told, Timbaland's productions have sold more than 10 million copies. In 1998, Timbaland moved from behind the board to behind the mic for his solo debut. Owner of the Mosley Music Group label.
Drake Drake K, Drakkardnoir, Drizzy, ドレイクBorn October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Drake is a Canadian actor and recording artist, and one of the co-founder of the OVO Sound label. He originally became known for playing the character Jimmy Brooks on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. As a rapper, he performs under the mononym Drake. Early in his career, Drake established a close affiliation with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment before officially signing with the record label in June 2009. Drake is the son of Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis; and the nephew of musicians Larry Graham and Mabon "Teenie" Hodges. His father is African American (a native of Memphis, Tennessee) and his mother, an educator, is a white Jewish Canadian. His parents divorced when he was five, and he was raised by his mother in Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighbourhood, attending elementary school at Forest Hill Public School, and high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting, but did not graduate. He also spent many summers with his father in Memphis, Tennessee.